Central New York Shetland Sheepdog Club, Inc.


In December 4,1973 we have the first recorded correspondence from ASSA on how to become a bred recognized club by holding informal meetings to see if there was enough interest was in the area.  (those first few meetings were ONLY Grace Tullar and Judy Hill (Brown-Kelsey) We had to hold two successful “B” sanction matches and then we could apply for the first of two successful “A” sanctioned matches.




On May 14, 1974 the first letter was written to AKC to announce the newly formed “Central New York Shetland Sheepdog Club” held its first fun match at Mercer Park, Baldwinsville, NY on April 21, 1974.  The judges were Breed: Mrs. Sandra Macintosh, Obedience: Mr. James Grimm and Junior Handling: Mr. Betty Socie.  There were 38 entries in breed and 12 in obedience at $1.00 per entry.  There was also 14 in Junior Handling.




On May 13, 1976 is recorded the first request to AKC on the procedure to become a sanctioned.  The club had already been having regular meeting for three years prior and and has held their sixth fun match at the North Syracuse Community Center in North Syracuse, NY.




The first by-laws were written by the club and submitted to AKC for review.  In June of 1977 AKC wrote the declining of the review on the basis that an application had to be submitted to make the determination of their committees to be a club of record.  Along with this application was to be a list of three of four names for the club in the order of preference so they AKC could choose the name that would be most suitable under their present policies.




February 1977 meeting – Treasury currently has $444.94 Total !!!

March 1977 newsletter – anticipating 250-300 shelties at the ASSA National !!




On March 2, 1978 we received our first approval from AKC to hold informal sanctioned events and be recognized for it.  AKC had a policy in which we would hold these types of events for 18 months before any serious considerations could be given for formal plan “A” matches be held by the club.  The ASSA has been notified by AKC of our existence, too.




February 1980 – Junior Shetland Sheepdog Club - @ 10 kids  -2/11/1980 – voted that CNYSSC would be the parent club.




March 1980 – Applied to ASSA for membership




1st Specialty “A” Match 10/26/1980 (but decided to have a B match again – not sure they were ready for an “A”) – Secretary Grace Tullar Westmoreland, NY Breed judge – Bob Carpenter, Sweepstakes Judge Gail Carpenter, Jrs – Katie Carpenter, O – Winifred Free


1st A-OA Match – 4/21/1981 – Chairperson – Peggy Guiles, Westmoreland, NY Breed Judge – Connie Hubbard, Sweepstakes Judge Cecilia MacMillan, Obedience, Judge Allen Pitcher




10/16/1983 – first VWD clinic




5th Specialty – 10/2/1988 Wine Country Circuit Breed Judge – Dorothy Christiansen, Sweepstakes Judge Doris Homsher




Incorporated 1997, IRS Letter of Determination 4/6/1998    501(c)(4)




1/6/2001- 1st ‘restaurant” Christmas Party – Kettle Lakes, Tully, NY




10/15/2005 – Seminar –Stamping the Look by Cheryl Anderson




1st President (04/18/1974 - ) Judith Hill






Charter Members:


Judy Kelsey  1974


Fredna Pickerd


Loretta Shilling 1977


Grace Tullar 1974


Amanda Inzinna – 1977 – newsletter subscriber


Lyn & Bob Krivanek 1977

Syracuse, NY



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